POLICE and anti-narcotics agents arrested a 30-year-old man after P340,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized from his possession during the buy-bust operation in Palompon, Leyte.
Rex Marquez, with live-in partner and identified as a high-value target, was rounded up during the joint operation on September 3, 2021.
A poseur buyer was able to purchase from the suspect a sachet believed to be containing shabu.
During the body search, operatives recovered from the suspect’s possession and control another four small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, five medium-size sachets believed to be containing shabu, buy-bust money and other personal items.
The confiscated drugs have an estimated weight of 50 grams, according to the Leyte Police Provincial Office.
Marquez will be facing charges for violation of Section 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)